The Pearl of Siberia Biathlon Center is in the middle of an area of almost untouched natural beauty, fourteen kilometers from Tyumen, founded in 1586 is known as Siberia’s first city. With a population of more than 750,000, Tyumen is a service and technical center for the Russian oil and gas industry. This new venue, cut into the forest of the Ural foothills, dotted with sparking lakes and streams has wide, lighted trails lined with statuesque pine trees. The Pearl of Siberia complex offers every modern convenience for training and competition: multiple electronic target shooting ranges, a covered 5,500 capacity tribune, large team cabins, fitness center, and accommodations.